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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- An exhibition entitled: José Guadalupe Posada, The Art of Cultural Critique, is now open at Arion Press, March 1, 2020 through April 3, 2020. The exhibition features illustrations of the prolific and popular Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), known for enduring works such as La Calavera Catrina. The exhibition includes nearly seventy selected works from the Brady Nikas Collection and Posada Art Foundation, including rarely shown original printing plates and historical prints.
There will be a docent tour Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm, led by artist/Stanford University Professor Enrique Chagoya and Posada Art Foundation Director Jim Nikas. Interested parties may RSVP at Eventbright.com via Arionpress.com.
In addition, there will be a screening of the award-winning documentary: José Guadalupe Posada: Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions®, at Arion Press on Thursday, March 18, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm.
Searching for Posada: ART and Revolutions® reveals the amazing story of Mexico's famed artist-printer José Guadalupe Posada whose skeleton images leap to life each year during observance on the Day of the Dead. Considered the father of Mexican printmaking, Posada's story is shrouded in myth. His name little known, yet his art has shaped and influenced the work of a nearly endless list of artists including: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Leopoldo Mendez,
About The Posada Art Foundation (www,posada-art-foundation.com)
The Posada Art Foundation mission is to educate, inspire and sustain the legacy of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). The Foundation, through the presence of its exhibitions, merchandise and licensing sales supports a variety of not-for-profit organizations projects in the visual arts and education that assist multi-cultural youth development, including emerging artists, as well as organizations involved in education and research in social movements.
About Arion Press (www.arionpress.com)
Dating back to 1919 and located at 1802 Hays Street in the Presidio of San Francisco, CA, Arion Press publishes artist books, pairing classic and contemporary texts producing handcrafted editions collected by individuals, museums and libraries, including the British Library, Stanford University, the New York Public Library, Duke University, the Getty Center, and the University of California.
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